Bordetella pertussis PCR PERPAR
|Method(s)||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
Collect a nasopharyngeal sample with the flocked mini-tip swab and then place swab in the Universal Transport Medium (UTM).
Specimen should be stored between 5°C and 30°C during transport. Specimens can be stored up to 7 days at 2-8°C.
Pertussis Molecular Assay is for the detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis (whooping cough) in nasopharyngeal samples.
Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days. Do not freeze sample.
Calcium alginate-tipped nasopharyngeal swabs or swabs in Amies transport medium. (The material is inhibitory to PCR assay.)
|Schedule||Mon, Wed, Fri|
Do not use Liquid Amies to collect. Only Universal Transport Medium (UTM) is acceptable.
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